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The falcon was the sacred animal of the god Horus, who was associated with kingship and was one of the most important Egyptian deities. This statuette represents Horus in his animal form, wearing the distinctive Pschent, or the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Especially in the Ptolemaic period, votives of Horus as a falcon became popular at animal necropoleis, the burial complexes of sacred animals. This particular statuette is unique in that it appears to be solid cast, although it is possible that inside the bronze is actually a clay core.